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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 14, 2009 2:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I Say Row

Damn, I love "Row Jimmy."

For no apparent reason I'd like to point out three just terrific versions, all with something to offer that's a bit different from one another.

First, we visit the song's inaugural year of 1973. A sweeter, more beautifully played RJ is hard to find. Jerry is sweet in voice and gentle in jam...this just floats on clouds and melts in your mind:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-12-06.sbd.kaplan-fink-hamilton.4452.sbeok.shnf

Next, a version Stratocaster pointed out to me many moons ago that I always come back to. No surprise this is a '77, and I think the best from that year. To me, the best instrumental portion of RJ is always the bit that leads into the "broken heart don't feel so bad" verse...if Jerry nails that, you almost always have a winner...also, no flaws in this version...Jer was apt to blow the lyrics to RJ (especially in the 80's) but here he just nails it:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-03-20.sbd.kempa.257.sbefixed.shnf

Finally, the can't-fail killer...RJ isn't really a "rocking" song, but damn if this doesn't come close...the jam section I mentioned just above features the whole band in tow here, and it is awesome to behold...they just keep building and it all comes crashing into focus...also, some very nice reggae riffs on the final chorus section, and the extra added treat of Jerry "calling back" to "seems the common way to go" ("yes it does")....this one of the all time greats:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-04-12.sbd.ashley-bertha.14085.sbeok.shnf

as always, please point out others if so inspired.

This post was modified by grendelschoice on 2009-04-14 21:32:27

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 14, 2009 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

" Damn, I love "Row Jimmy.""

Me too man! Me too.

Doesn't get any better than this one I don't think. REALLY diggin the aud these days

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-06-22.aud.weiner.gdADT19.16889.sbeok.shnf

And this was probably the best one I saw

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-06-10.fob.alabamabob.andrewf.95449.flac16

But this one is way a way better latter day one I think ( same year )

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-12-31.sbd-satellitefeed.hall.1688.sbeok.shnf



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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 14, 2009 4:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

Hey now! Nobody mentioned the one from the Winterland boxed set of 73...I think that is the only one I own now...used it in an argument with the wife as to Donna's contribution...thought she was good.

Though I don't venture here often, back when you mentioned what I am missing, J, this song, along with Eyes, and a few others, were the ones I was regretting (ie, that I miss by focusing on pre 71...again, amazing how many of the Euro 72 type songs I "get", like BEWomen, JStraw, ScBegon, etc., but I do "miss" the WotFlood types, like this, MHSUTT [him, what is the "right" seguence for Miss Half Step?]).

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 15, 2009 2:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

Not to mention the unreal "Birdsong" from that PNE Vancouver show...one of my faves, and yes, a fine fine Jimmy.

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Apr 14, 2009 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

Hey now.

Check out this one for a latter day version...
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1991-06-14.sennME80.wklitz.94371.flac16
I remember the mood in the stadium that day as they played. I was coming on strong and Jerry knew exactly what I needed to hear to make everything OK. He had a way of doing that sometimes...

In my opinion, Row Jimmy is a song that benefitted from Jerry's latter day scratchy, plaintive vocals. It seemed to fit the mood of the song.


This post was modified by dogsinapile! on 2009-04-14 22:12:11

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 14, 2009 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

Thanks, Dogs...Somehow I never got this official release, but this AUD is pretty sweet, so I probably don't have to.

Great set list & so far the Jimmy is very nice indeed. I got so fed up w/the 80's versions of RJ (slower than molasses, blown lyrics, weak instrumentals) that I rarely look for one past '78...this is nice, though.

Curious about the rest of the show as well, especially the Estimated>Dark Star...

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Apr 14, 2009 4:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

It was a pretty good show. It was the sixth in a row for me on that tour and the last until Boston in the Fall. We drove back to NC right afterwards. That Row Jimmy has always stcuk with me. If you're checking out the whole show, be sure to listen to the end of the Help > Slip > Franks. They do the "Help Reprise" at the end of Franklin's Tower. (kind of like the "Scarlet Reprise" at the end of Fire) I don't think that was too common at that time. The Estimated > Dark Star is - well - Estimated > Dark Star! The Stella Blue is pretty good too, especially the prolonged segue out of Space.

But I remember the Row Jimmy.

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Poster: sunmonster Date: Apr 14, 2009 5:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

I've been listening to this show lately, which has a GREAT Row Jimmy:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-12-28.sbd.lai.4145.sbefail.shnf

Jerry's voice on the RJ is studio-quality perfection. Interestingly, Bobby takes a solo (on slide, of course) which has the effect of making Jerry's solo that follows all the more stellar.

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Apr 15, 2009 2:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

As I tentatively greet the day I'm tuned to ya selections. Ya always seem to get it right. Peace.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 14, 2009 4:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

My favorite RJ's are 7/18/76 and 5/8/77 (yeah, I said it!!) :)

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Poster: SoogyerJohnson Date: Apr 14, 2009 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

my favorite was the catch of a 735lb Sturgeon and the 212lbs of Row.. caught just outside of San Rafael by the "STURGEON GENERAL"

ROW, BIG BILL BARRON, ROW.

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Poster: BataviaSparky Date: Apr 14, 2009 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

I love this tune, but at first I didn't really dig it. Funny how that happens. 1973's are tops, I do remember a stellar version from Deer Creek (1989?).

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Poster: deyzof49 Date: Apr 15, 2009 1:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

Love Row Jimmy and regularly play it on guitar. Ya gotta mellow slow. Peace.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Apr 15, 2009 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

Don't know about the Deer Creek 89 version but I was just listening to http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-06-21.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.83718.sbeok.flac16 ans the Row Jimmy just floored me. One of Jerry's best later years tunes in my opinion. Especially in 89 he seemed to always tap into that reserve of magic for Row Jimmy.

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Poster: Grass Shack Date: Apr 14, 2009 11:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

Thanx for all the tasty treats. I'd crank it up now but the kiddies are sleepin.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Apr 14, 2009 4:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

I've always liked the slide solos from 1977, especially 5-8 & 5-15.

The Penn State show from 1979 is a version that is very good and a little different. The whole show is well played and a MOTB recording cant hurt.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-05-08.nak700.glassberg.motb.87806.sbeok.flac24

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Poster: L.A. Women Date: Apr 14, 2009 7:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Say Row

74 is the best year for row jimmy, off the top of my head I remember 2/24/74 being hot.